Connolly's dramatic career corresponded roughly to the life span of the Second International His dedication to Irish socialist politics began with the founding of the Irish Socialist Republican Party in He was the first to link the fight for socialism in Ireland to the struggle for national liberation. On his return to Ireland, the evolution of his thought placed him in the left wing of the Second International during World War I and led to his participation in the Easter Rising.
Connolly wrote primarily on immediate issues, but dimensions of his thought survive. In addition to Irish independence and revolutionary theory, political problems relating to religion and to the emancipation of women were of serious concern to Connolly. Above all, Connolly's intellectual legacy makes an outstanding contribution to a socialist understanding of the national question. Marx Demystifies Calculus by Paulus Gerdes , cloth, pages, ISBN , paper, pages, This book traces briefly the history of calculus and describes Marx's efforts to clarify its logical structure.
While living in London, Marx was attracted to this problem but was hampered by the antitheoretical tendencies that prevailed in British mathematics at the time. He was therefore unfamiliar with the successful solution of the problem on the continent. His own solution, nevertheless, is a rich example of the power of conscious application of dialectical methods in research. The author concludes the book with his experiences in using Marx's approach to teach mathematics.
He includes a number of hypothetical student-teacher dialogues. The book is accessible to anyone with a knowledge of algebra, although familiarity with calculus would facilitate the reading. It is of interest to students beginning a study of calculus or to the lay reader wishing to learn its basic principles.
The Rise of Militarism in the Progressive Era, 1900–1914
Militarism and Organized Labor: by Philip S. Foner ISBN , cloth, pages, Militarism and Organized Labor focuses on the period in which finance capital began to determine the course of U. Foner describes the reaction within the labor and socialist movements to the new imperialism. The emerging conflict between anti-imperialism and opportunism within the labor movement weakened the struggle against use of the National Guard as a strike-breaking force. The book also includes extensive excerpts from George Kirkpatricks War?
What For? Despite its popularity during , War-What For? Presents the concepts of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Vygotsky as tools for the critical examination of mainstream schools of psychology Skinnerian, humanist, and cognitive in an eminently useful form for teaching, as well as for theoretical work. This book makes a needed contribution to the science of human behavior.
ISBN , cloth, pages, ISBN , paper, pages, Depicting everyday life in the revolution, this book is shaped by a respect for the deeper structures of national, regional, and international development, as well as for the way in which Sandinista culture and ideology have evolved in the context of ruthless U. The book explores every major theme of the revolution in detail while showing how culture production is integral to economic, social, and political transformation; it may well be the richest and most dramatic presentation of the Sandinista struggle yet to appear.
The great poets of Nicaragua and all Latin America, such as Neruda, Cardenal, Rugama, and Belli, express the dialectics of verse and struggle as they portray the Nicaraguans' long campaign against the Samoza regime and U.
Includes historical notes on the poets, and commentary. Nicaragua is a nation of poets; all the more natural that this book, telling a history of struggle through the voices of its poets, should exist. It is an important and exciting contribution! This way of realizing books is magnificent. Such books are necessary to penetrate the mentality of people today. Jim Crow segregation and lynch law perpetuated semifeudal conditions; Black civil and political rights were nonexistent.
Into this nightmare came year-old James S.
Allen and his wife Isabelle as organizers. Combining stealth and bravado, they started the weekly Southern Worker, published in secrecy but widely circulated as an open publication of the Communist Party. Their aim was "subversive," to change the social order, to uproot its remnants of slavery, and to humanize relations between Blacks and whites with socialism as a future goal.
The Southern Worker became the organizing tool to shatter taboos with nonsegregated trade-union and civil rights meetings, to form the first racially integrated unions of sharecroppers, and to rescue victims of Southern courts. The Allens were eyewitness to the brutality, murder, and arson endured and resisted by African Americans in the Deep South.
Covering the Scottsboro case as a reporter, James Allen learned details included here unrecorded in standard histories. This political memoir records the heavy toll paid, in arrests, beatings, and lynchings, by Black and white Communists and their allies in struggle. James and Isabelle Allen's front-line soldiering suggests reconsideration of the starting date conventionally assigned to the Civil Rights movement. Includes an introduction by William Pomeroy.
A team of five outstanding philosophers of natural science in the German Democratic Republic examine such questions as the nature of physical concepts, physical properties and quantities, elementary particles, and the fundamental interactions. This revised English-language edition is suitable for natural scientists having little previous contact with philosophy. The Philosophy of Marxism: An Exposition by John Somerville Available online without charge Click here ISBN , cloth, pages, ISBN , paper, pages, A distinguished philosopher and experienced teacher presents an accessible yet not simplistic account of basic Marxist philosophy.
Reprint of the popular edition. Gonzalez ISBN , cloth, pages, ISBN , paper, pages, The author covers the influence of William James on John Dewey, demonstrates the pseudoscientific basis of the concept of intelligence, and relates mass compulsory education to the development of the forces of production.
The Rise Of Militarism In The Progressive Era 1900 1914 Possner Roger
Gonzalez studies the harm Dewey's thought and the rise of intelligence testing have done to the Chicano community in Los Angeles. Berlowitz and Ronald S. Edari ISBN , cloth, pages, ISBN , paper, pages, Marxist scholars in several disciplines examine topics such as ethnicity and urban stratification, anthropology and the demystification of racism, the labor movement and racism in the South, the role of Blacks in the struggle for educational opportunities in Cincinnati, and the fallacies of the multicultural educational movement. The book makes important, correct points about the emergence, history, practice, and exploitation of racism.
It also points out the tendency. Berlowitz and Carol E.
The Progressive Era | Boundless US History
Morgan ISBN , cloth, pages, ISBN , paper, pages, These essays by Herbert Aptheker address such topics as the abolitionist movement, racism and the writing of history, sterilization and imperialist, and the life of W. Du Bois. They provide an approach to the problems of contemporary U. This stimulating collection of essays provides an excellent introduction to a brilliant intellectual who has devoted his life's work to the cause of antiracism and human liberation. The volume presents an incisive contribution to social theory and Marxist historiography.
As Cold War ideologies hardened, was a difficult period in the history of the Left, and Edward C. Pintzuk demonstrates that this history has continued to be misunderstood. He delves into unpublished papers in library archives and private collections, examines FBI files, analyzes court decisions, interviews participants. He weighs the charge of Soviet domination.
His specific concerns are the concrete details of what Michigan Communists did-their goals and methods, as well as what they actually accomplished-during those years. Working through the Civil Rights Congress, the Michigan District of the CPUSA organized the defense of victims of racial injustice, perhaps the most searing case being that of Lemas Woods, an African American soldier convicted of murder on flimsy evidence. Government efforts to deport almost 60 Michiganders for political reasons were another focus of activity.
Michigan Communists also joined such significant national campaigns as that against the House Un-American Activities Committee. The Party made political misjudgments that damaged its own effectiveness, caused in part by unrelentingly hostile media and government persecution. Pintzuk argues that nonetheless Communist activities during the Cold War were able to challenge racial bigotry and oppression, strengthen Bill of Rights protections, and raise left and liberal political consciousness.
The Social and Cultural Roots of Linear Perspective by Leonard Goldstein ISBN , cloth, pages, ISBN , paper, pages, A provocative work connecting the history of art and human consciousness with changes in the social and material organization of production. Leonard Goldstein is a U. His publications include a book on George Chapman and many articles on literary theory and English literature from medieval to contemporary.